Paragraph 1) Utility/function – does a building work by supporting and reinforcing its functional use; does it enhance its setting?-Physical structure (bones of building) vs. Perpetual structure (what we see)-Structure as a cultural expression.(pg.52) next-Part of a culture’s view of itself, and its relationship to history. But I believe this was more for its function and purpose to its community.-Its upward reach symbolized its praise to the god’s and their beliefs/religion-Also I feel the pure size was the Sumerians way of denying change of their nature.-Preeminent symbol of their culture -Functional arrangement of rooms, spaces, terraces-Built for the moon god Nannar built by king Urnammu 2100 b.c.e-Also was designed as a mountain to get closer to the gods.-Corners also built oriented with the compass points.-Also an administrative center for the city.-Paragraph 2) Soundness/structure –is it built well enough to stand up; will its materials weather well?
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